R. V. Janakiraman

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Chief Minister of Pondicherry
In office
26 May 1996 – 18 March 2000
Preceded byV. Vaithilingam
Succeeded byP. Shanmugam
Leader of Opposition
In office
May, 2001 – March, 2006
Public Works Department Minister
In office
Personal details
Born(1941-01-08)8 January 1941[citation needed]
Villianur, Puducherry
Died10 June 2019(2019-06-10) (aged 78)[1]
Puducherry, Puducherry, India
Political partyDravida Munnetra Kazhagam

R. V. Janakiraman (8 January 1941[citation needed] – 10 June 2019) was the Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Pondicherry.

Political career[edit]

He was elected from Nellithope assembly constituency for five consecutive terms starting from 1985, 1990, 1991, 1996, and 2001. He lost the polls to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate Om Sakthi Sekar in 2006 owing to his health ailments (Parkinson's).

He served as Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Pondicherry from 26 May 1996 to 18 March 2000 and headed the coalition government of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Tamil Maanila Congress.[2]


Janakiraman died at age of 78 in a private hospital at Puducherry.

Electoral History[edit]

Year Post Constituency Party Result
1985 M.L.A. Nellithope DMK WON
1990 M.L.A. Nellithope DMK WON
1991 M.L.A. Nellithope DMK WON
1996 M.L.A. Nellithope DMK WON
2001 M.L.A. Nellithope DMK WON
2006 M.L.A. Nellithope DMK LOSS
2011 M.L.A. Nellithope DMK LOSS


  1. Bosco Dominique (10 June 2019). "Former Puducherry chief minister RV Janakiraman dead". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  2. "States of India since 1947 – Puducherry (Pondicherry)".

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